The former Wmc Hw muay thai and current Glory light-Hw champion Artem Vakhitov entered this fight with a pro kickboxing record of 16-5-0 (6 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 super cruiserweight in the world. He lost to Saulo Cavalari last year (via split decision) but then he has won three consecutive fights beating Danyo Ilunga, Loren Javier Jorge and taking revenge on Cavalari (=Cavalari vs Vakhitov 2).
His opponent, the interim Glory light-Hw champ Zack Mwekassa, has an official record of 15-3-0 (13 KOs=87%) and he entered as the No.3 in the same weight class. He also lost to Cavalari in 2015 (=Cavalari vs Mwekassa 2) but he came back to win in 2016 winning over Zinedine Hameur-Lain and Mourad Bouzidi (=Mwekassa vs Bouzidi). Vakhitov vs Mwekassa, main event of Glory 35, is valid for the Glory light heavyweight title (Vakhitov’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Glory 35: Nice
Where: Palais Nikaia, Nice, France
Division: super cruiserweight (210 lbs, 95.5 kg)
Title: Glory Light Heavyweight Championship
Vakhitov’s previous fight: Saulo Cavalari vs Artem Vakhitov 2
Mwekassa’s previous fight: Zack Mwekassa vs Mourad Bouzidi
Vakhitov’s next fight: Artem Vakhitov vs Saulo Cavalari 3
(Alternative free embeddable video hosted on Youtube)